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there. all good. >> yup. enjoy your groundhog day. >> caption colorado, llc comments@captioncolorado.com good morning to our viewers in the west. it is thursday, february 2nd, 2012. welcome to studio 57 at the cbs broadcast center. i'm charlie rose. the obama administration says it will end combat operations in afghanistan next year. laura logan is here with the latest. we'll talk about mitt romney's being under fire for saying he is not concerned about the very poor. and i'm gayle king. when i see you at 8:00 we'll talk with the son of "soul train's" don cornelius on his father's life and legacy. oscar nominee jonah hill will stop by. i'm herk cahill. some scientists say sugar is so bad it should be regulated lie
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tobacco and alcohol. plus patriots coach bill belichick takes us behind the scenes. but first as we do every morning, we begin with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> dozens of passengers feared dead after a ferry sinks in the south pacific. >> three helicopters and eight vessels have recovered almost 200 survivors. chaos in egypt as soccer fans riot while while police stand aside. >> security forces have been blamed for not doing enough. >> going to be a very significant day. newt gingrich gets set for a major endorsement while mitt romney plays damage control. >> i'm not concerned about the very poor. we have a safety net there. >> i'll pretty sure you're not supposed to say that out loud. >> sometimes things don't come out the way you'd like them to. that's not what i meant to say.
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>> reporter: the combat role for u.s. troops in afghanistan may end a year earlier. >> it was a very emotional night. >> reporter: the state of washington is one step closer to legalizing same-sex marriage. >> breaking news, the facebook ipo filing is out. >> facebook has created more than 460,000 jobs. unfortunately photos posy pho facebook have ended 500,000 jobs. all that. >> is it all worth it? now i'll get hammered. and all that matters. >> i'll tell you one thing over the 30 years i have put more people to sleep than dr. conrad murray. on "cbs this morning." >> peace. and soul. ♪ ♪ welcome to "cbs this morning." for the first time a senior u.s. official has given a timetable
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for the end of the war in afghanistan. defense secretary leon panetta says u.s. combat operations that began shortly after 9/11 will end by the middle of next year. that is much earlier than exp t expect expected. the obama administration said they all would leave by the end of 2014. we'll talk about had a this means for afghanistan and the united states, chief foreign affairs correspondent laura logan and nora o'donnell. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie. >> what will this mean for the war in afghanistan and who wins? >> from the taliban's point of view, this is wat they've been asking for. they want to sit down and negotiate with the u.s. in their eyes they have exactly what they've always wanted, and it's hard to see what the u.s. really brings to the negotiating table if their enemy already knows that they're on their way out. >> what do these nato reports tell us about the war in afghanistan? >> well, this particular nato report is based on 27,000
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interviews with 4,000 taliban and al qaeda and other prisoners. so it's curious to see how some officials, u.s. officials, are trying to play it down. this is the enemy's point of view. it's reinforced by the intelligence community's estimates. what they're essentially saying is they're concentrating on afghanistan's post and nato u.s. withdrawal. they know their enemy is on their way out. they have not given up their designs on power. they essentially have no interest in power sharing. whatever they negotiate seems to be fairly meaningless. significantly, their relationship with the pakistani intelligence forces remains as tight as ever. it doesn't give pakistani incentive to give up on that relationship because they know the u.s. is leaving too. >> let me go to the white house and nora o'donnell. nora, the administration clearly had reasons for doing this now. they clearly knew that the argument would be made that the taliban would simply sit back and wait.
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>> reporter: well, look. the defense secretary is in brussels meeting with other nato defense ministers. i am told that an announcement about a transition of forces to a combat role in mid 2013, which is about a year earlier than expected, will likely come in chicago in may. there's going to be a huge nato summit in the united states. i think what the key question is after that transition combat to train and assist role, will that mean this administration then announces a further drawdown of troops who have 90,000 troops in afghanistan. there will be about 20,000 left by the fall. will then the president announce that he is pulling even more forces back from afghanistan? of course, charlie, this all happens in a political year and election year. >> in terms of that training and i want to throw this to you. there's a question of afghan forces and how prepared they will be. will that training be stepped up at all? >> this is the curious thing. i heard this announcement and i thought, what happened to the afghan security forces that i
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somehow missed? i started calling everybody i know in afghanistan. intelligence officials, military officials, government officials, u.s. officials and said, did the afghan security forces suddenly get much better? they didn't. there's no indication they'll be ready to take over. in the eyes of the afghans that i have spoken to, this doesn't seem to reflect the realities on the ground in afghanistan. it seems to a domestic u.s. political agenda. they have no influence over and they don't presume to have any. >> nora, in terms of the politics of this thing, how does the administration see it and its impact on the election year? >> reporter: well, look, they say this is not going to be a political decision, that this is something that the defense secretary is already working out with nato officials. in lisbon in 2010 they agreed to pull out of all of the forces out of afghanistan in 2014. there was already a date certain to pull back. certainly there is a lot of international pressure with the french president niklas sarkozy
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saying he wanted to pull out. we're going to see this all happen in the next several months. this discussion about an orderly transition out of afghanistan. i think what's new is that it's earlier than expected and it is going to coincide with an election year. it's going to bring up foreign policy as a huge issue. you saw mitt romney attack president obama yesterday suggesting that this shows his naivete in terms of signaling to them a date we'll pull out. democrats said they thought it was weird that romney would use the word naivete because his chief foreign policy experience is running the winter olympics. >> thank you. nora, thank you very much. let's stay with politics now as we turn to campaign 2012 as the republican candidates moved from florida to nevada, front-runner mitt romney tripped. jan crawford has that story. jan, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning, guys. here out west the suchb is just starting to come up. mitt romney is still trieng to
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clean up. he should have been talking about the big win in florida. he made an unforced error in one of his seven morning show appearances. >> i'm not concerned about the very poor. we have a safety net there. if it needs repair, i'll fix it. i'm not concerned about the very rich. they're doing just fine. i'm concerned about the very heart of america, the 90, 95% of americans who are struggling. >> reporter: romney's made that point often on the campaign trail. the way he said it during an interview on national television caused it to take off like wild fire. he had to spend the entire day clarifying what he said. >> sometimes things don't come out exactly the way you'd like them to. that's not exactly what i meant to say. my focus is on middle income americans. we do have a safety net for the very poor. i said if there are holes in it, i want to correct that. >> reporter: opponents on the left jumped on it saying it shows romney is out of touch, just as radio host rush limbaugh predicted. >> everybody knows what he's trying to say, but he didn't say t. he makes himself a target
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with this stuff. he comes across as the proto typical rich republican. it's going to make it harder and harder and harder to go after obama. >> reporter: romney's comments also gave an opening for his republican opponents to attack. >> i am fed up with politicians in either party dividing americans against each other. i am running to be the president of all the american people and i am concerned about all of the american people. >> reporter: now even though newt gingrich got blowned out in florida, he may be getting a boost today. we learned last night that donald trump is coming here. the rumor was that he was going endorse gingrich. that doesn't make a whole lot of sense, after all, gingrich attached the corporate system that made trump billions. he's got an event. we're at caesar's palace. we'll find out later today whether or not trump is going to endorse gingrich or what else he has up his sleeve. >> jan, thanks.
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in overseas news a ferry with up to 350 this morning sank off the coast of new guinea. 250 people have been rescued. rescue operations may have to stop until tomorrow because of the weather. it capsized and went down in rough seas and strong winds. it all happened in just about ten miles from the shore. now to egypt where a three-day period of mourning is underway after a deadly clash of soccer fans. 78 people were killed after a game with two bitter rivalries. many victims were stabbed to death. as mark phillips says, it's raising questions about security in post mubarak egypt. >> reporter: good morning, charlie. this was soccer violence with a political overlay. the fallout is bound to make their shaky security system even worse. >> reporter: fans streaming onto the field in the city of port
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sayed, egypt. their team had a rare 3-1 lead. they had more than celebrating in mind. as the field became a battleground, the violence spread into the stadium stands and corridors. most of the more than 70 people killed in the ensuing violence died from suffocation, trapped and crushed as they tried to flee. the team's locker rooms became make-shift clinics. tv coverage of the game became much more than a sports show. >> reporter: why is this happening now, why, why, why this announcer asks. when other games were canceled, this one in cairo, fans set fire to the stadium. the board of egypt's soccer federation has now been dismissed by the prime minister. the police on duty at the game are being accused of colluding in the violence. they seem to do nothing to prevent the home team fans from flooding onto the field. there's a history here.
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the cairo team fans, known as the ultras, were heavily involved in egypt's revolution and here can be heard chanting anti-security force slogans at an earlier game. >> reporter: so was this pay back? there is a fierce rivalry between these clubs. some sort of trouble was not a surprise, but did the security forces allow and even encourage the attack to happen? those are the sorts of conspiracy theories now sweeping across egypt with the security forces now even more the focus of public anger. >> mark, thanks very much. this morning a leading force in the fight against breast cancer is under attack for cutting its ties to planned parenthood. susan g. komen for the secure calls it a strategic decision. nancy cord disis on capital hill. >> reporter: good morning, erica. there are so many women out there who support both of these organizations, which is why this move created a kind of mini
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uproar on the web and caused a lot of speculation about what was really behind the split. >> reporter: planned parenthood got the news in the form of a phone call to its president, is he seal richards. >> they said that this was a decision that they had changed their policy and that we would just no longer be eligible for funds, but there was no conversation. end of story. >> reporter: susan g. komen for the cure had been giving planned parenthood grants for years, funding 170,000 clinical breast exams over the past five years. in a new web video komen's founder explained the decision saying it was the result of stringent new eligibility standards. >> regrettably, this strategic shift will affect any number of long-standing partners, but we have always done what is right for our organization. >> reporter: but richards has a different theory. >> this decision, as unfortunate as it is, was the result of a political pressure campaign,
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kind of bullying effort against the komen foundation trying to get them to break this relationship with planned parenthood. >> reporter: planned parenthood's history of providing abortions has earned it some powerful opponents. >> it is the largest abortion provider in the united states, period. >> reporter: on capitol hill florida republican cliff stearns has launched an investigation into plant parenthood's use of taxpayer funds. the komen foundation said that investigation was a factor in their decision. democrats called the investigation a partisan witch hunt that will go nowhere. >> last time i checked we were all presumed innocent until proven guilty. >> reporter: komen's new vice president for policy is a poll tish shan from georgia who has run in the past on an anti-abortion platform, and that leads many to wonder whether her hiring explains the timing of this move but komen insists the move was not at all political. >> nancy, thank you. this morning hundreds of
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facebook shareholders have the potential to be instant millionaires. >> on wednesday the social networking site filed plans to sell stock to the public for the first time. with that filing we are learning a lot more about facebook. molly wood of sea net is with us this morning. >> good morning. >> what are we learning? >> well, we're learning some remarkable things about mark zuckerberg and his control over the company. he owns 57%, fully 57% of that company. he has a phenomenal amount of control and -- >> he owns 57% or he has voting control? >> he has voting control of 57%. he had a remarkable amount of foresight putting together this company. he gave himself the ability to choose his successor from his death bed. we are ear learning a lot about what the company's worried about going forward, which i find very interesting. they're really concerned about government regulation. >> and what regulation do they worry most about? >> they're very worried about the ftc and further investigation and regulation around prief va si. the biggest concern with consumers. they are afraid in the future
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they will be subject to more regulation on using our data on line. >> there's fascinating information about who gets rich quick. >> yes. >> who are the people that are the interesting stories beyond zuckerberg and sandberg. >> that's interesting. hundreds of facebook employees will make millions of dollars from this. not just necessarily employees, there's a great story in "the new york times" about a painter, the guy who painted the graffiti in the facebook building and who chose to be paid in stock that is now going to be worth about $200 million. there are a lot of great stories. >> he made a pretty good deal with that decision. there's been a lot of talk, too, about how other people can get in on this. >> yes. >> and whether or not it would actually be a smart move if they could. >> yeah. my opinion is that this is going to mint a lot of millionaires. we won't be among them. it will make a lot of money for early employees, venture capitalists, but by the time the stock becomes available to the general public, i don't feel like it's a great buy. facebook already has almost a
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billion users. their growth potential is not what it used to be. >> you talk about those concerns about privacy from a consumer and company standpoint. >> there is a very interesting group of people with lots of money who invested over the years before this and that will be a big
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get a load of this old chestnut that seems to be straight from the roman senate. >> i promise you that if i become your president, i pledge to you my life, my fortune and my sacred honor. >> i don't want to say anything, but i think newt gingrich just asked us all to be his fourth wife. time to show you some of the headlines from around the globe. the san francisco examiner reports that an entire city high school is closed because of the flu. the school needs a sub cleaning after 30 students stayed homesick on tuesday and 90 more had to be sent home. in other medical news, the new york times headline says alzheimer's disease appears to spread like an infection from
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one brain cell to another. that could make it easier to treat alzheimer's. >> same sex marriage is on the way to washington state. the state senate voted for last night. the bill is expected to pass the house and the governor plans to sign it. in london shall the telegraph newspaper reports the oldest known copy of the mona lisa apparently made at the same time as da vinci painted the original has been discovered in spain. the wall street journal is adding up how much food football fans are expected to eat on super bowl sunday. >> is 00 million chicken wings. 111 million gallons of beer. that would fill 168 olympic size swimming pools and 4.4 million pizzas. that is more than five for every man, woman and child in the whole city of indianapolis. a california woman says her honda was not as fuel efficient as a salesman promised. after a court fight, she is getting her money back. some of it at least. we'll find out how much trouble, though, this could mean for honda.
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stay with us. you're watching "cbs this morning." your local news is next. a shoot-out at a taco truck in oa ut good morning. it's 7:26. get you caught up with some of the bay area headlines on this thursday. a shootout at a taco truck in oakland early this morning put two people in the hospital. food vendor and one robbery suspect both wounded, a second suspect got away. took about three hours to rescue a man from a trench in brentwood. he was on his knees working in the 10-foot trench digging a septic line when it caved in but he was able to talk to rescuers until they pulled him out. he was in chest-deep dirt at the time. oakland police released video of saturday's vandalism at city hall hoping it will help identify some of the suspects. "occupy oakland" might sue the police over alleged brutality on saturday. we'll have your traffic and weather coming right up.
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good morning. we have a stall reported westbound 580 by the castro valley y where it tends to get busy so it is causing extra heavy delays through the castro valley area. otherwise outside live look from a "timesaver traffic" cameras a look at the nimitz past the coliseum not too bad. looks good all the way towards the macarthur maze. the golden gate bridge, bridges moving up to speed this morning. you can see everything is fine southbound 101, there is a stall reported on doyle drive right there by the 19th avenue exit. they still have not cleared it. so it is kind of backing up there off the bridge. that's traffic. here's lawrence with the forecast. >> looks nice and clear at the golden gate, too, as we have offshore winds blowing around the bay area. lots of sunshine coming our way today. and boy, what a change from yesterday. we had a few showers. today we're going to see those temperatures soaring above average almost 70 in santa rosa, 64 in san francisco, sunny and 61 in pacifica.
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the next president of the united states. mitt romney, his wife ann romney. the gop front-runner. yesterday was mitt romney's turn to be glitter bombed. gay right activists showered him as he arrived at a campaign stop in minnesota. but it didn't slow him down. in fact, he used it to poke a little fun at himself. >> oh, i've got glitter in my hair. that's not all that's in my hair, i tell you that. i glue it on every morning whether i need to or not. >> when life gives you glitter, make lemonade. welcome back to "cbs this morning." >> again, david versus goliath story out of california. successful small claims lawsuit could have a huge impact on automakers. on wednesday, honda was ordered to pay a customer for misleading
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her about gas mileage. national correspondent ben tracy said other car buyers could follow the woman who took on honda and won. >> i couldn't be happier and he can sighted. >> to many, heather peters case seemed like another frivolous lawsuit. her complaint, her 2006 hybrid failed to get the 50 miles per gallon advertised by honda. >> it got 29.3 miles. >> she took on the giant automaker in small claims court dropping out of a class action lawsuit that offered dissatisfied customers a couple hundred dollars. peters, a former attorney, argued her own case >> i decided to opt out and go on my own, judge judy style. >> a supreme court commissioner sided with peters awarding her $10,000. cited misleading language promising plenty of horsepower. >> honda will appeal because
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it's -- >> it starts with the one $10,000 judgment. but when others file and hundreds of thousands of people file, it could end up in the billions of dollars. >> and peters is urging 200,000 other plaintiffs to sue. she set up a website called don't settle with honda.org. she's renewing her law license so she can help those who want to take on the car company. >> it's justice in a very small place. but it proves that sometimes little guy wins. >> and this small victory could become a big headache for honda. for "cbs this morning," i'm ben tracy in los angeles. cbs news legal analyst, jack ford is here. >> hi rg charlie. >> what are the financial implications for honda? >> they sound enormous. i say could be. not binding on any other court. this doesn't mean anybody who has a claim against honda knocks on the door and says i'm here,
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give me my $10,000. they can go into court. we've mentioned before that right now there's a pretty substantial class action lawsuit that's out there. it's close to getting settled. people can pull out that of if they want and say i'm going to take my shot in small claims court. that means that they have to go through the process. it's not automatic. honda, as we just heard, is certainly going to appeal. it's not certain that this ruling is going to stand. so could it involve a lot more money out of the pockets of honda and into the pockets of people? could. but i think we can't say that right now. >> we wait to see how many people look at this and say that's for me. >> and how many other judges might rule the same way. this decision, not binding. you could have somebody come in next door and another judge might hear the same facts and say no, i don't think so. i'm not going to make honda pay any money on this because it's not binding from a trial level. >> it's not binding in terms of any changes we could see. honda says this is the epa regulation, not our fault. >> they'll make that argument on appeal. they might win it, they might
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live look for you at lucas oil stadium in indianapolis where the temperature may have cooled off a little bit but not the excitement for this weekend's super bowl. it's not just a replay, though, on sunday of the thriller in 2008 when the giants upset the patriots. it's a rematch of two of the nfl's best head coaches. the patriots bill belichick and tom coughlin. armen keteyian got a rare
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chance to see the game through bell chick's eyes. before heading to indy, the patriots were treated to a super bowl sendoff on sunday. some 25,000 fans roared their goodbyes. but four hours earlier, before the buses pulled away. >> good seeing you. >> we sat down with the brains behind a new england team gunning for its fourth world championship in 11 years. >> one of the biggest problems -- >> in a stripped down coach's office, the focus was football bill belichick. from arguably the greatest choice. >> there's been very few coaches that have won four super bowls. >> we can talk about history some other time. i'm in it to win games and championships. i think right now it's about doing the best we can this week. >> he is considered one of, if not the best at the game's chess match. a master at eliminating an
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opponent's strengths and exploiting their weaknesses. always changing with a jeweler's eye for detail. like the quickness of quarterback eli manning. similar scramble in super bowl xlii set up the catch. >> see how he scoots around in the pocket. avoids the rush. >> and a thrilling last-minute win over new england. >> another outstanding play where eli steps up in the pocket and has a good pass rush. spins, loses vision obviously, turns his back to the field. regains his balance. turns, looks um and see cruz right in stride with the defender. put the ball up. this is what victor cruz does. he's got great timing. strong hands. he's a strong player. >> how do you coach against that with eli and maneuverability and cruz with his explosiveness and his hands? >> one thing for sure, even if you think you have the receiver covered, that doesn't mean he can't catch the ball.
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>> the play, obviously, isn't over until it's absolutely over. >> nobody knows that better than us. >> like so many greats, he was born to the game. the son of an exceptional coach and scout at the naval academy. a wall full of gridiron history creating an edge. as he told us back in 2005. >> the biggest thing that i feel is that if you know the history of the game, you understand that it's a changing game. there's a lot of evolution to it. >> one thing that hasn't changed over the years is that the patriots' chances will almost certainly ride on the right arm of tom brady. together, brady and belichick have won 140 games, more than any quarterback coach combination in nfl history. >> brady sees the coverage and finds hernandez and makes a great throw. puts the ball right there on the money in a critical situation. >> for all of brady's talent or
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toughness, he explained how it's his quarterback's head that sets him apart. >> he has a great ability to comprehend a lot of different things. our plays, our adjustments, defensive tendencies, defensive coverages, game situations, down and distance, score, win, field position. all those kind of things, he just is able to put all that into one computer chip up there in his mind somewhere, sort it all out. >> bill, he's doing that in how many seconds really? >> the ball is usually gone in no more than 2.5 seconds. it happens pretty quick. >> he dispenses little of this kind of detail or emotion. press conferences are famous for the art of evasion. >> what's that supposed to mean? >> but in private he's known like this. poking a little bit of fun at star defensive lineman vince wool folk. >> there's the stiff arm. >> i'm sure that went over well
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in the film room. >> it sure did. >> look at that. >> looks like a good looking fullback there, doesn't he in. >> last summer, nfl films captured some of the other bill in a revealing documentary. the guy with a home on nantucket. loves the beach and boating. and as in our interview, is not above nibbling on a little bit of bait. >> coach coughlin, you saw was chipper, talking about his superstitions. said he hadn't changed his so-and-sos in three week. we'll leave that to our imagination. but are you superstitious? >> not really. i wish that was all there was to it. >> not your inning? >> not really. but i'm around other people that probably make up for that. >> do you have a few here that are real in. >> we sure do. we got a lot of guys that if we start practice at a different end of the field than where we started it the week before, which i don't even remember what end we started at and then they
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no, we got to go down here. probably a little bit like tom too, if you did something that was against that pattern that you just inadvertently forgot about, you get yelled at for that. what are you doing? >> bill, the other burning question obviously is your attire at the super bowl. have you decided wret? are you going old school with the sweatshirt or do you have a more up to date kind of look you're going with? >> that's not really a big decision for me. won't wear the red sweatshirt by popular demand. >> how did that start, the sweatshirt? >> i cut off the sleeves because my arms are short and they dangle into my hands. get them out of the way. you know, when the cold weather, i like the pocket in front of me. i can keep my pencil and make notes there and that kind of thing. >> in the end, belichick made clear that sunday won't be about what he wears, revenge or divine
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intervention but doing what his teams have repeatedly done better than anyone else, adapt, evolve, somehow, some way, find a way to win. >> one-game season. this is really all there is now for all of us. >> the franchise heading to a seventh super bowl. >> right now, everybody is focused on making this our best performance of the year, which it needs to be. we're playing the best team we've played all year. >> armen keteyian is with us now. that was a fantastic piece. you can feel it. here's what i learned from it. two things. number one, about his attire. number two, this game will depend on whether he can get his defense to stop eli manning from moving around in the pocket and secondly, whether the giants can get to brady quicker before he does all that smartness. >> absolutely. he said one of the things we didn't have in the piece which i would have loved to got in there is the defensive line for the giants, jason pierre paul, he
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said it one of the best defensive ends in football right now and the dominating defensive line of the giants. can they get to brady, can they disrupt the patriots' offense? my heart says patriots because i've covered them for so long. but my head says giants in in game. >> if tom coughlin wins, does that make him arguably the best coach? >> no. >> i mean tom is a great coach. i think coach belichick -- there's a -- you're going there, aren't you in. >> yes, i am. >> i knew you would. erica -- i need some help. >> this is from tom brady's wife. she's tweeting. my sweet friends and family, i
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a lot of sunshine come our way. chilly outside this morning but looks like a fantastic day ahead. boy, these temperatures are going to be something else the latter part of the day. soaring well into the 60s almost 70 degrees into santa rosa, 66 in san jose. you're looking at about 64 degrees in san francisco. next couple of days, beautiful weather, likely to continue above normal temperatures through the weekend except a few more clouds. next best chance of rain this tuesday. is sugar as toxic as tobacco? some scientists think so. now they're calling for the government to step in and regulate it. you're watching cbs had morning. you're watching "cbs this morning."
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our gayle king is in the control room and in control with a look at what's coming up in our next hour. gayle? >> thank you, charlie. the music world was stunned with the news that the creator of "soul train" don cornelius took his own life. one of his last phone calls was with tony. tony will join us to remember his dad's legacy. american airlines is cutting 13,000 jobs. what does that mean to you shall the passenger?
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berkeley might make a statement city good morning. it is 7:56. i'm grace lee. berkeley might be making a statement by changing banks. the city currently banks with wells fargo. it has more than $300 million. but the contract is up this year. one city councilman wants to send wells fargo a message related to the 99% movement that we have been seeing across the country. the rest of the council agreed to consider a change to a smaller local bank. oakland is making history with a new fire chief. 53-year-old teresa reed a retired assistant chief from san jose will now lead oakland's department. she is the first black woman to be fire chief in a major u.s. city. so congratulations to her. we'll have an update on your traffic and weather coming right up. ,,
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good morning. we are following an accident in the south bay. northbound 85 right there by union. an accident blocking a lane of traffic. let's see what else we have going on. zooming out out of downtown san jose on 280, looks pretty good in those northbound lanes. but obviously, fog is going to be an issue. fog and low clouds. and quickly let's check the east bay an accident westbound 80 at travis. that's blocking three lanes of traffic there. that's traffic. here's lawrence with your forecast. >> we are seeing some patchy fog hung up in parts of the south bay but otherwise, skies clearing out very nicely. and what a day it's going to be today. plenty of sunshine and these temperatures soaring well above the average. almost 70 degrees today in santa rosa and the napa valley. mid-60s in san jose, 60s and sunshine at the coast. staying dry into the weekend.
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♪ of course, that's the legendary gladys knight and the pips on "soul train" back in 1971. it is 8:00. welcome back to cbs this morning. i'm gayle king. >> i'm charlie rose. the music industry has many fans and many are remembering "soul train's" creator don corneliswho shot himself to death at his home yesterday morning. he was 73 years old. >> bill whitaker is taking a look back at the life of the tv icon and pioneer. ♪ people all over the world
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>> reporter: before there was mtv there was don cornelius who presented black music, fashion and dance to all american teenagers on tv. always with his deep bier baritone voice -- he provided a weekly televised stage allowing performers to reach a wider audience. the jackson 5 -- stevie wonder, james brown, gladys knight and the pips, aretha franklin and smokekey robinson. >> he was my friend. and i'm going to miss him. >> reporter: what does he mean
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to pop culture? >> he integrated the culture and gave people of all races to see a positive black image. >> reporter: born in chicago in 1936 don cornelius was an insurance salesman before enrolling in school in the 1960s. then he started a little tv show featuring r&b acts. soon teens across the country were tuning in for the latest hit and coolest moves. >> don was and innovative and created something with "soul train" that had never been there. he really created something wonderful. >> reporter: and left us with this wish -- >> i wish you love, peace and soul. for cbs this morning, bill whitaker in los angeles. >> tony cornelius worked along his dad on "soul train" and is
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joining us from los angeles. tony, hello and welcome. >> good morning, gayle. >> i just want to say first, that i'm so sorry you lost your dad yesterday. i don't even know words to express our condolences to you. and i know this is a very painful day, so we are so grateful you are joining us this morning. and i know, too, it has been widely reported that your dad called you yesterday morning. and i want to know what you care to share about that conversation, what he said to you. >> well, first of all, gayle, i want to say that i'm very happy to be here. thank you so much. we've been friends for years and during that call it was a call of urgency. and i came to his home immediately. >> it has been reported that he was depressed and in poor health, is that true? was that true? >> yes, he has been very, you
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know, very unhappy about some things that have gone on in his life. you know, several years and his health was failing. >> so many people -- we got the news yesterday in the newsroom and it is one of those stories that when you hear it, you hope that it has to be wrong. here's don cornelius larger than life, at the end of his life, did his family and friends know he was so down on life? certainly nobody could have predicted this? >> my father was extremely private. and unfortunately, you know, when you're a private person, you keep things inside. and, you know, it is hard to imagine that you would -- how you feel, you know, you have to be in a person's shoes to really understand. so, obviously, me being extremely close to him, i could
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tell he was uncomfortable, but, you know, our family could never know that he would -- how uncomfortable he really was. >> we were watching you, tony n the studio with a piece about your dad, and i saw you smile. and i'm wondering what it is like for you when you watch -- listen, he was larger than life. his hair sh his clothes, his attitude. aretha franklin described him as a true gentleman always. so when you think about him and what he means and what he meant, what comes to your mind? >> well, what comes to my mind is just a guy who really, really worked hard at being a professional. you know, he taught me everything i know about tv, tv production, and he just really wanted to serve. he wanted to make a statement. and i think he really worked extremely hard to make sure that
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he presented a project that people could really enjoy. >> this is charlie rose. i share in the condolences as well, but i also want to celebrate his life for a moment. what do you think he would like his legacy to be because of the cultural impact he had? >> well, you know, i've been asked that question quite a bit, charlie, and by the way, i really love your work. >> thank you. >> i think his legacy would be that he really worked on the side points. i mean, he's always taught me about it's the fine points that count, and he wanted to achieve, you know, quality. he wanted to expose the math to the new way of looking at black-oriented television. and -- you know, he just worked really hard to make that happen.
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>> quality is always about the fine points. >> tony, your dad is described as the epitome of cool, so i'm wondering, you look so much like him, and i'm wondering, when you remember him, what's going to make you smile? what will make you -- what will give you joy about your dad as we move forward today? >> well, as i watched the piece that you guys wrote, i mean, there's just so many facets that make me smile. so many things that i can remember over the years of working with him, some 15 years or more of how we managed to get by, and we opened up the doors and people were extremely happy about dance and music and style.
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we know that too much tobacco and alcohol can ruin your health, but how about sugar? say it ain't so, mr. scientist
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in today's "healthwatch" how bad is sugar in a group of doctors are blaming it for a range of diseases. >> now the doctor wants the government to crack down on sugar. lee cowen says that triggered a bitter debate. >> reporter: it's the sweet spot in our diet, sugar. some of us like valerie ramirez can't go a day without it. do you think you're addicted to sugar? >> oh, yeah, i definitely would say that, definitely, yeah. >> reporter: but sugar may be more than simply empty calories. in the latest issue of "the journal of nature," a pediatrician from the university of california said sugar is deadly in high enough doses it should be regulated just like alcohol. >> look, sugar is pleasure. sugar is energy. sugar is natural. well, guess what? so is alcohol. and a little is okay.
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but too much is a bad thing. >> reporter: the usda recommends the sugar intake of the equivalent of a can of so day a day, but he says americans now consume three times that much on average. and it's not just added sweet ners like high tuck tos corn syrup found in soft drinks but all sugars, he says, even in flavored water. they are to blame for high blood pressure and heart disease. traditionally, blamed on fact. >> it was never the fat. it is not the fat. it's the sugar. >> reporter: it's a controversial statement and he certainly has hit critics, not the least of whom is the sugar and beverage industry who in lengthy statements criticize his findings. the sugar association called it irresponsible, accusing him of instilling fear in consumers. the american beverage association said his conclusions are without scientific merit. but he is so convinced he says if sugar isn't going to be regulated it should at the very
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least be taxed like tobacco. >> nobody is ready for a $2 can of coke. on the other hand, they weren't ready for the $11.90 pack of cigarettes in new york city, either. >> reporter: he points to teens rushed to the hospital last year after a she accident occur. >> i was ignoring what my body was telling me. >> reporter: she weighed 250 pounds at the age of 16. in no uncertain terms, her sugar was to blame. >> you want that soda? you are just basically killing yourself. i do the apples and the oranges. >> reporter: she's lost 75 pounds by reducing sugar in her diet. something most health experts agree is key. where most apart from his claims is to blame sugar and sugar alone for a range of diseases that are far more complicated than that. for cbs this morning, i'm lee cowen in los angeles. >> nothing is safe, huh? >> that's one of those stories where you are like, no.
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>> don't listen to me. >> i'm going to take away from that sugar is pleasure, i remember that line, but they raise good points. we'll have to pay attention. >> it comes back to everything in moderation. >> i got it. i got it. >> well, there's nothing sweet about this news. american airlines eliminating 13,000 jobs. so how does that restructuring affect you and your choices as a passenger? not to mention your price tag? we'll tell you. you're watching "cbs news this morning." >> announcer: cbs "healthwatch" sponsored by prego veggie sauce, the tasty way to get your veggies. questionable choices i've made? [ '80s dance music plays ] [ sighs ] [ male announcer ] choose taste. choose prego. what do you get when you combine the home depot with this weekend? the cure for cabin fever. because with... get-it-done savings on everything we need... ...we can turn this weekend into a fresh floor...
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american airlines this morning is trying to save more than a billion dollars by cutting 13,000 jobs. the airline, which is under bankruptcy protection, told its employees yesterday about the cuts. unions say they will fight it. cbs news travel editor peter
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greenberg is with usment. >> good morning, charlie. >> tell us about the implications of this. >> what they're doing at american is following the roadmap of all the legacy carriers that have filed bankruptcy before them. they're trying to cut 20% across the board in terms of costs and employee-related costs. that explains the 13,000 jobs and they're trying to terminate the pension plan, which will be a bone of contention and battleground with the yooub. more importantly than that, they're sort of circling the wagons. that's in terms of the root in the cities they serve. what will happen there, they're going to try to focus on the five fortress hubs, chicago, miami, dallas, los angeles and new york. they're going to try to beef up the service there. but for all the other cities, that may be a problem. >> what is the possibility that this is the end of american airlines? >> i don't think that will happen. they have a lot of cash in the bank, strong alliance and a number of people who might end up merging with or consolidating with.
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you may see a different airline in the long-term. >> everybody wants to know, what does this mean for them when they buy a ticket when they're worried about where they might fly if it's not one of the five major hub. >> if you have a ticket now, you won't see substantial changes initially in terms of the route. we've seen some cuts. they've cut burbank here in los angeles. that will lose 140 jobs and their flights. the real key here is what's going to happen to the cities that have limited service or the cities they think that are low yield cities. like orlando, hawaii, las vegas. those may get reduced service and the smaller cities that have limited service may get cut altogether. >> you know what disturbed me, peter, a nervous nellie flyer as you know, i'm scared on the arm. some mechanics are losing their jobs. they should be treated like gold and have job security. how worried should i be as i get an on an american airlines flight. >> it's perhaps the largest employer in tulsa, oklahoma.
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6800 people. they'll lose 2100. a little less than a third of those. what that means is that american has prided itself as an airline that did all maintenance in-house. you lose 2100 people, that means a lot of the jobs go out of the country. outsourcing some main nans. right now, i wouldn't be worried about that. the real question is federal oversight. that's a completely other story we can cover later on. >> i'm not feeling very comforted peter greenberg. i was going to say, what else you got? >> i don't think you've reassured her. >> no, you did not. >> the bottom line is they do a great job of maintenance in tulsa. i've been down there. the bottom line, any time you outsource the maintenance is not an issue. the bottom line is the oversight that the federal government has to do. >> so in the end, peter, the thing that worried most about here is service to smaller cities around the country. >> for the most part, yes. >> thank you, peter greenberg. jonah hill is with us this morning. he's up for an oscar. we'll ask him about that.
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playing hardball with brad pitt. when "cbs this morning" continues. >> the great jonah hill.
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video recordings of the trial on fornia's same- se good morning. 8:25. i'm grace lee with your cbs 5 headlines. video recordings. trial in california's same-sex marriage ban may be released to the public. a federal appeals court is set to rule on that in less than two hours from now. a new admission from pg&e. it failed to check for leaks in gas lines over a large area of california. the utility is appealing nearly $17 million in fines for misplacing 16 pipeline maps. that area covers land in yolo county all the way to fresno county. cal-osha authorities are trying to figure out what led to a trench collapse in brentwood that left a man trapped up to his chest for about three hours. neighbors say the man had spent most of the day digging in the trend. about 10 -- digging in the trench about 10 feet deep.
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fire crews got him out and off to the hospital. we'll have an update on your traffic and weather coming right up.
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good morning. well, we have stop and go traffic conditions up and down the nimitz. 880 as you pass the coliseum of the check the northbound lanes. really busy now. especially within the last 15 minutes, it is a almost half hour drive time between 238 and the maze may see. word of a new problem coming into san francisco.
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northbound 280 by alemany there is an accident blocking a lane. slow speeds according to our sensors under 25 miles per hour. to the south bay we go now. we can't really see much because it's so foggy in the south bay. that's supposed to be a live look at 280 traffic by the 880 interchange. under the clouds it's pretty backed up heading out of san jose to the cupertino exit. and westbound 80 by travis boulevard we have an accident blocking a couple of lanes. it's a slow ride through fairfield. that's traffic. here's lawrence with your forecast. >> we are seeing some patchy, dense fog in through the santa clara valley this morning. otherwise nice skies across our area as high pressure is building in. offshore winds blowing to the coast clearing you toward the golden gate bridge. looking good. temperatures still chilly, 30s and 40s right now. as we look toward the afternoon hours, though, what a day it's going to be! before 6 and should be sunny in -- about 66 and should be sunny in san jos 64 san francisco. nice weather through the weekend.
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." it's groundhog day. there he is. punxsutawney phil. he saw his shadow. that means, look at that crowd, that means six more weeks of winter. >> usually by now most of the country has had it up to here with snow and ice and cold temperatures. but this winter has been so mild a lot of people would say six
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more weeks of this is just fine with them. >> i may be wurn of them. michelle miller has more on that. michelle, good morning. >> good morning. no snow in sight but the closest thing i could find were these cute snow drops peeking out of the ground. of course, it is groundhog day. he saw his shadow. that means six more weeks of winter weather, bad weather. how does that work when the weather in much of the country has been pretty good? >> at new york's botanical garden, signs of spring are in the air, literally. bees are buzzing around the fresh blooms. if mother nature seems confused, where does that leave garden director, kristin schleiter. >> makes you think it was april or something. yesterday it has come on like mad. >> when do you usually see this in bloom? >> usually about march. >> much of the nation is experiencing a pleasant wave of mild temperatures. des moines hit 58 degrees.
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omaha, 61. indianapolis, 51. >> winter is like a football game. one team can dominate in the first quarter but that doesn't mean that they'll dominate the whole game. but certainly i think we'll see more warmth than cold as we go through the rest of this winter. >> as far north as wisconsin, eager golfers hit the fairways, but not everyone is celebrating. in buffalo where snow averages 160 inches a year, plows and snow blowers are at a standstill. >> this is one of the few years that we've seen, no snow on the ground and definitely had an impact on business. >> this time last year, a groundhog day blizzard barreled across the country, killing 36 people and causing $1.8 billion in damage. the new york area was under a quarter inch of ice. february could still deliver a late winter surprise killing off those early buds. but if the weather around these parts over the last few days is any indication, the early blooms
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are here to stay. at least for the next month or two. >> michelle, thanks very much. we now turn to the serious trouble in the middle east where the violence in syria escalating world leaders are urging the united nations security council to act on a resolution calling for the country's president, bashar al assad to step aside. one of the leaders is sheikh hamad bin jassim al thani. it's rapidly gaining influence and power. i met with him yesterday to talk about issues where he's playing an important role at the conversations in the united nations. you've been busy at the united nations. you have also been out front in calling for something to change in syria. you have some opposition from russia. where does it stand? >> at the moment, what we're seeking, seeking that security council see for syrian
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government that this has to be stopped. and this needs one voice from here. i'm not sure it will stop the killing, but at least will assure that the international community is not accepting what's happening in syria at the moment. >> what do you think could make president assad change his mind and stop? >> well, i think if he listen to his heart and his brain that this people is his people. power you take from the people. the people doesn't want to give you power. you cannot rule with their blood and their bodies on the ground. and i urge him and urge his government to take the necessary steps in this direction. >> my understanding of what you have said earlier is that perhaps our country should send troops there to support those who are fighting the regime. >> this suggestion is not to send to fight with the people of
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syria. as a peace mission. a military peace mission to stop the killing between both sides. >> do you believe that he can remain in power? >> well, this is up to the syrian people actually. but i always said any power come and this pricey think he should not accept it. >> he should not stay in power? >> yes. if this is the price, i think he should not stay in power. >> if the price to stop the killing is for assad to leave the, he should do that. >> this is my personal opinion. >> if the price is for him to leave the country, should he leave the country? >> well, i don't want to be in his place to say if he leave the country or step down. that belong to him and to the syrian people to decide. but i think he should decide to take brave step to avoid this happening in syria. >> is his alternative what happened to gadhafi? >> i wish not. we know president assad.
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we have a relation, friend relationship with him. but the problem we cannot -- if we will choose between a person or a nation, always will choose the nation. >> if he makes a decision or if the people in syria say those who oppose him say he has to go, he has to leave the country, could he go to qatar? would you offer him asylum? >> i don't want to -- the main thing is we have to stop the killing. i believe syria is important country in our region. we need strong syria. >> you have seen partmentry elections in egypt and parliamentary, presidential elections coming up later. there's concern about islamism and regimes coming to power, parties coming to power. should anyone be worried about that. >> first of all, all of must -- if we are coming to power by
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election, i think we should welcome this move and we judge every government about their act, how they act. if they act out according to the rules, we should not be worried. i'm not worried from this. >> when you look at turkey and you look at iran, they're two of the more powerful countries in the region, they're nonarabic countries, yet they're principle players in the region. >> our neighbors, iran is a very close neighbor for us. and i think the legitimate that they have a role in the region. >> what would you say to the iranians about their own nuclear program. ? are the sanctions working? >> any sanction is there is -- >> is there a time -- >> i believe now the best way to get out of this problem to have a direct dialog between united states and iran.
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and i think it has to be serious from both sides to reach a peaceful conclusion about any misunderstanding between both parties. i believe they have to talk validly. >> do you recommend that to the u.s. government? >> well, they know my view. >> what would happen if the israelis attack iranian nuclear facilities? >> first of all, we disagree. we are rejecting any military action from any kind to iran. that's our principle and it will stay like this. of course, we are watching carefully what happened and we are -- this risk is on the table. but for us we pray that this option is not been used. >> you also have been supportive of hamas. you have been supportive of hezbollah as is iran, as is syria, yes? >> yes. we have a relation. we have a dialog with them because we believe we have to talk with everybody. also the iranian and hezbollah
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blame us because we talk to the israelis. >> right. >> we have this problem with both sides. but for us, we need to hear the view directly from every party. >> qatar is getting a lot of a teng. it is a prosperous country. it has enormous plans to, investments in its country. it has good relationships, it's going to be the site of the world cup, which brings much pride to your country. there is really remarkable renaissance. give me your vision for this, for qatar has a place. >> our vision is how to use all the wealth for the people. for their pride. for their future and if you want to start future, you need to start education. our duty is to try to work for our children and grandchildren. for the generation come to live
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in the same level. >> you also said it seeks to be a place where there's a huge discussion of international issues. you want qatar to be a place where the free flow of ideas takes place? >> yes. people find it's a ground where we can discuss things freely, which they can talk about the problems in the region, they can take about the economy, about political, social. so we are happy for that. we work hard to do that because 15 years something, 10 years ago nobody knows qatar. now qatar on the map and the challenge now, how we can develop this. how we can sustain that. >> i love the question charlie that you said would you be willing to offer asylum. he said well i don't want to speculate on that. i also wonder, has he reached out to the syrian president? i know that was the only interview he did. should we send them a copy of the interview. this is what he said.
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>> we want you to step aside. the interesting thing, too, as you know, qatar is the home of al jazeera and the government owns that. what about al jazeera i said to hip and its power. he said many headaches for me. >> because everyone calls him to complain? >> every head of state that doesn't like it says what about your al jazeera. >> he says qatar. >> charlie, thanks. jonah hill is an oscar nominee for "moneyball." this morning he's a guest on
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let's practice. you have to cut me from the roster. >> no. >> what do you mean no? part of the job man. >> i'm not going to do this. i think this is stupid. i'm not going to fire anybody and this is dumb.
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>> they're professional ball players. just be straight with them. no fluff. just facts. >> don't you love his expressions. yes we do. jonah hill threw a curve ball at his fans. taking that role as brad pitt's sidekick in "moneyball." we know him for blockbuster comedies, you've seen knocked up, super bad two. git hem to the greek. >> "moneyball" has been good for jonah hill. he's an oscar nominee for best supporting actor. he's here in studio 57 with us. >> hop or to be with us. >> congratulations jonah. >> this is interesting. when jonah sat down, you said you may owe your oscar nomination to charlie rose. i said this charlie rose? >> i didn't say may. i said i do. >> brad pitt and myself and the filmmaker of "moneyball" went on charlie's show. >> his other show. >> his other show. >> the little show we have. >> the one named after him. >> that one. >> the one that's aptly named
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charlie rose. and we had an amazing time and it was the most feedback i have ever gotten from an appearance of any sort. >> nice. >> from people that i really respected in the film community and all sorts of communities. it was an honor, i think it really did contribute massively to brad and the film. >> you can say -- i'd like to thank charlie rose if i win. >> i'll thank him. >> charlie rose and my mom. >> when christopher plummer, i'll run up and thank charlie anyway. >> i double dare you do that. >> tell us what this opportunity meant to you. we joked about the fact that they begged you to come. you didn't have to audition. you showed up and said you're the guy. >> listen, george wasn't available so i chose brad to step in for him. i'm grateful. >> in fact, you kept auditioning for the thing and finally you said to them, what's going on here? >> no. i didn't ever audition like
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formally for the movie. but you know, i was on -- it was funny, when i was on your show i said i was at the bottom of a laundry list of probably oscar nominated dramatic actors and was a very unexpected choice. but now i am an oscar nominated dramatic actor. i guess that is a weird thing to twist around. >> you are an oscar nominated actor. you, jonah hill. >> a dramatic actor. >> the guy who i saw in super bad and that movie where you played the son -- >> cyrus. >> that was like my first drama. it's remarkable. basically -- >> has that sunk in yet? >> i don't know. this conversation is probably contributing to it. i hope it never sinks in, in a real way. it's so exciting and for my family and when you say you want to become an actor, it just --
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you shouldn't ever do things for awards or things like that. you should do them because you love them. something like this just says, hey, maybe you're supposed to be doing the profession you're doing which is incredibly gratifying. >> tell us approximate this character and why this relationship with the character brad played billy bean is so interesting and so compelling. >> i play this character named peter brand who the idea behind him is it's a guy who never had a light shined on him before. he blends in to the wall. >> yale educated economist. >> yale educated economist who isn't the obvious choice for someone to work in baseball. and he blends in to the wall. he's never had a spotlight shined on him. i was fascinated about what happens to someone who blends into the wall when there's a big spotlight shined on them. >> are you good at math in real life? >> no i'm the most mathematically i will literal person you ever saw. i had to -- our filmmaker,
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director gave me tons of books and statistics tutor and tons of reading that i had to do. which was painstaking for me. that was the most research i have ever done for a role. >> how has this expanded your horizon. a nomination, lots of attention in a film that people like because it's a story, an interesting story of how underachievers can be achievers. >> it's a perfect metaphor for my career as a whole. i think you said, look, it's almost -- it's been years since i came out in super bad and all these great movies that i'm really proud of. >> we fell in love with you then, jonah. >> i'm like so grateful. i think when i am an old man, no matter when i get nominated for more oscar, more films, like "moneyball," i think people will always -- you know, i heard that sean penn gets the most recognition for fast times. >> never forget.
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>> and that's wonderful to be in a movie that people love years after is incredible. but the idea is to evolve as an actor and try and challenge yourself in different ways. for me, i love all the comedies i've been a part of. i will continue to make comedies. it's really important to me, having made two dram as and for my second one to get nominate, important to stretch myself. congrats. >> what dress are you wearing? everybody likes to know. >> who is the designer. >> congratulations. >> i'm pulling for you. guarantee you that. thank you for coming. we'll be right back. you're watching "cbs this morning." stay with us. ,,,,
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saving the best for last this morning. we send congratulations to our supervising producer peter burgess and katherine they welcomed alexander fenn into the world yesterday. alexander is a fan of the "cbs this morning" eye-opener. because if you were watching carefully you caught the national debut in the eye-opener. if you didn't catch it, the good news is you can still see it and you can even catch it on your phone. star star 26 and we will text you the link to the eye-opener. you can do that any day. especially day. alexander fenn. >> you always say we're trying to get viewers one at a time. >> one at a time. >> welcome to the world. >> alexander fenn as part of our audience. jonah had one funny thing to say. he's loved having the prime minister of qatar open for him.
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>> only see that on this show. >> that does it for us. up next your local news. we will see you tomorrow on "cbs this morning."
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oakland officers are searching for a suspec s. good morning. i'm grace lee with your cbs 5 headlines. oakland officers are searching for a suspect in a taco truck shooting that injured two men. two suspects reportedly tried to rob the vendor at gunpoint. it turns out the vendor had a gun of his own. the shooting injured the vendor and one of the suspects. congresswoman jackie speier wants an independent proposal into a park ranger's tasing of a man. this happened sunday in the golden gate national recreation area. the ranger initially approached the man because his small dogs were not an leashes. and that's a violation of a new law in the area. and in just about an hour, we'll find out if a court will unseal video recordings of the trial in california's same-sex marriage ban. judge vaughn walker had staff members record the proceedings with the caveat that the footage would be used only by
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him to help him reach a verdict. we'll have an update on your traffic and weather coming right up. -- let's check your forecast on this groundhog day. lawrence. >> yeah. sunshine returning to the bay area, above normal temperatures coming our way. otherwise, blue skies elsewhere take you outside over san francisco looking over coit tower. plenty of blue and what a day it's going to be temperature- wise. these temperatures well above average almost 70 in santa rosa, 67 in the napa valley and 66 mostly sunny this afternoon into san jose. next couple of days we pick up a few more clouds and the temperatures may cool just a couple of degrees. no ran through the weekend though, staying dry -- no rain through the weekend, no, staying dry. middle of next week rain by tuesday. we'll check your "timesaver traffic" coming up next.
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good morning. it's a slow ride on 101 along the peninsula. we have an accident northbound 101 at willow. there was another accident at marsh in a similar area so 280 might be a better option if you are commuting there. check out the backups on 880 through oakland. the nimitz is probably the biggest backup seen so far in the morning. no incidents reported just slow and go all the way out from 238 to the macarthur maze. about a half hour drive time there. it's been slow commute as well through fairfield westbound 80 at travis boulevard. they are still working to clear an accident. the san mateo brink we got blue skies and nice traffic conditions at the san mateo bridge across the span in either direction and just the usual brake lights from westbound 237 from silicon valley off 880 towards san jose.
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